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Nintendo has steadily been revealing some new information about ARMS recently, mostly through the game’s official Japanese Twitter account. It’s been interesting stuff like alternate costumes, but nothing too major. Today, however, they revealed an entirely new fighter – Helix. Turns out that the “Lab” stage that has been showcased a lot lately is his “home” stage as Helix seems to be a creation of this lab. His design is inspired by DNA strands (and he is literally called “DNA Man” in the Japanese version). Check out his reveal trailer:

Incidentally, Helix is one of the four characters that were accidentally revealed during the latest Nintendo Direct.

Nintendo has just announced the New 2DS XL. The system is set to debut in North America on July 28, with pricing set at $149.99.

Here’s a promo:

Nintendo says that the New 2DS XL “offers pricing and features that fit between the Nintendo 2DS and New Nintendo 3DS XL systems.” Like the 2DS, it won’t have stereoscopic 3D. However, Nintendo is carrying over the New 3DS XL’s large screen and power.

Head past the break for the full announcement.

This week’s European Nintendo Downloads are as follows:

Switch Retail

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – €59.99 / £49.99 (available Friday)
Puyo Puyo Tetris – €39.99 / £34.99 (available Friday)

Switch Download

ACA NeoGeo Over Top – €6.99 / £6.29
Kamiko – €4.99 / £4.49

This week’s North American Nintendo Downloads are as follows:

Switch Retail

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – $59.99 (available Friday)
Puyo Puyo Tetris – $29.99

Switch Download

ACA NeoGeo Over Top – $7.99
Kamiko – $4.99
TumbleSeed – $14.99 (available Tuesday)

Super Mario Run has been downloaded almost 150 million times, Nintendo has confirmed. That number applies to downloads across iOS and Android.

Super Mario Run accumulated 78 million downloads by the end of January. The game launched on Android last month, so that likely gave it a shot in the arm. 


Genyo Takeda has been working at Nintendo since the early 1970s. Sadly, his time with the company is coming to an end. A document included with Nintendo’s latest financial results confirms that he’s retiring.

Takeda was most recently assigned the role of Representative Director and “Technology Fellow” in 2015. He has largely worked on the hardware side of things at Nintendo, but was the director and producer of several titles such as Punch-Out!! and Pilotwings 64.

Ko Shiota should be taking over Takeda’s role. This should all be made official following the 77th Annual General Meeting of Shareholders on June 29.


Nintendo’s latest financial results for the 2016 fiscal year are in. We’ll be rounding up all of the important pieces of information below.

Nintendo published a new listing of million-seller titles in conjunction with its latest financial results. Zelda: Breath of the Wild is the big highlight with nearly four million copies sold across Switch and Wii U. For the full results, continue on below.


The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – 2.76 million pcs.

As part of its latest financial results, Nintendo has released an updated release schedule. The latest lineup can be found below.


Nintendo shared some key statistics about Switch and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild as part of its financial results today.

First, total hardware shipments for Switch stands at 2.74 million worldwide. The system has also moved 5.46 million software units.

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